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Records of the field offices for the state of Arkansas, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1872 [microform]

Published 2002

reel 1. List of Book Records, State of Arkansas ; Offices of Staff Officers, claims division -- reels 1-6. Chief Disbursing Officer and Claims Agent: correspondence, account books, registry of claimants

Subordinate Field Offices. reel 6. Arkadelphia (Clark County), Augusta (Woodruff County), Batesville (Independence County) -- reel 7. Camden (Ouchita County), Lewisburg (Conway County) -- reels 8-9. Devall?s Bluff (Prairie County) -- reel 10. Hamburg (Ashley County) -- reel 11. Hampton (Calhoun County), Helena (Phillips County), Jacksonport (Upper White River District) -- reels 11-12. Jacksonport (Jackson County) -- reel 12. Lake Village and Luna Landing (Chicot County) -- reels 13-14. Lewisville (Lafayette County) -- reels 14-15. Little Rock (Pulaski County) -- reels 15-16. Little Rock (Superintendent of Freedmen) --

Subordinate Field Offices (cont.). reel 16. Madison (St. Francis County), Magnolia (Columbia County) -- reel 17. Marion (Crittenden County), Monticello (South Eastern District of Arkansas), Monticello (Drew County) -- reels 17-18. Napoleon (Desha County) -- reel 18. Osceola (Mississippi County), Ozark, Paraclifta (Sevier County) -- reels 19-21. Pine Bluff (Jefferson County) -- reel 22. Princeton (Dallas County), South Bend (Arkansas County), Union (Fulton County) -- reels 22-23. Washington (South West District of Arkansas) -- reel 23. Washington (Hemstead County)

"In the years following the Civil War, the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands (the Freedmen's Bureau) ... was established in the War Department in 1865 to undertake the relief effort and the unprecedented social reconstruction that would bring freedpeople to full citizenship. It issued food and clothing, operated hospitals and temporary camps, helped locate family members, promoted education, helped freedmen legalize marriages, provided employment, supervised labor contracts, provided legal representation, investigated racial confrontations, settled freedmen on abandoned or confiscated lands, and worked with African American soldiers and sailors and their heirs to secure back pay, bounty payments, and pensions"--Publisher's description


Volume Reel 0009 - Records of the field offices for the state of Arkansas, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1872 - Fort Smith (Sebastian County) Register of Refugees Issued Rations Volume 1 (81) Jan. 1865–June 1866 Volume 2 (82) Mar. 1865–July 1865 Register of Freedmen and Refugees Issued Rations Volume (83) Mar.–May 1866 Register of Rebel Property in Counties Subject to Confiscation Volume (79) No Dates Miscellaneous Records 1865–67
Publisher Washington, DC : U.S. Congress and National Archives and Records Administration
Pages 971
Language english-handwritten
Call number 2055046.1
Digitizing sponsor Internet Archive
Book contributor Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center
Collection refugeesfreedmenabandonedlands; allen_county; microfilm; americana; genealogy; additional_collections
Notes Film/Fiche is presented as originally captured.

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